From breathtaking mountainous landscapes and charming countrysides to lively cityscapes and beautiful beaches, travel offers endless opportunities for that perfect shot. Ree Drummond once said of a throwback photo, “My tiny girls (and my tiny arms, ha) in Yellowstone in…2003? Or maybe it was 1947. Either way, it was forever ago,” adding, “The girls both got sick (stomach bug!) while we were in Yellowstone, but by golly, I wasn’t leaving without this photo!”

That’s the power of a picture! No matter where you roam, you’ll always have the ability to look back on that moment and cherish the experience you had. And what better way to capture and share your incredible adventures than through the lens of Instagram? But let’s be honest, finding the right caption to complement your travel photo can sometimes be a challenge.

That’s why we’ve curated this list of travel Instagram captions that will take your posts to new heights. We’ve included nature quotes to caption your mountain (and other scenery) photos as well as beach Instagram captions. There are plenty of cute captions and funny captions for wherever else you go, too. Plus, find inspiration from song lyrics! And if you happen to grab an image at just the right time, there are even options that will work as sunset quotes and rainbow quotes.

No matter the view, these words of wanderlust will become your passport to sharing your journeys with the world. Just grab your ticket and best travel outfits and let the adventure begin!

Cute Travel Captions

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Ree Drummond

  • All you need is love and a passport.
  • I’ve found my happy place!
  • Take only pictures, leave only footprints.
  • Here’s to the next stamp on my passport!
  • Travel more, worry less.
  • Let the adventure begin!
  • Born to roam.
  • Not all those who wander are lost.
  • Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
  • Always take the scenic route.
  • Living my best life—one plane ticket at a time.
  • On the road again!
  • Views on views.
  • Tired feet, happy heart.
  • What a wonderful world!
  • Bon voyage!
  • To travel is to live.
  • Head in the clouds.

Funny Travel Captions

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Alex Drummond

  • I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.
  • BRB, going to soak up some vitamin sea.
  • I follow my heart… and it usually leads me to the airport.
  • Reality called, so I hung up.
  • Don’t worry. Beach happy.
  • My love for camping is in-tents!
  • My favorite color is sunset.
  • Sorry, I’m too busy wanderlusting.
  • Pics or it didn’t happen!
  • If traveling was free… BYE!
  • Good things come to those who book flights.
  • OOO indefinitely.
  • It was love at first flight.

Travel Quotes for Instagram Captions

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Paige Drummond

  • “The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself.” —Wallace Stevens
  • “The journey, not the arrival, matters.” —T.S. Eliot
  • “Adventure is worthwhile.” —Aesop
  • “Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” —Anita Desai
  • “To travel is to evolve.” —Pierre Bernardo
  • “Oh the places you’ll go!” —Dr. Seuss
  • “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” —St. Augustine
  • “Adventure is out there!” —Up (Disney/Pixar)
  • “Travel far, travel often, and travel without regrets.” —Oscar Wilde
  • “Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.” —Jennifer Lee

Song Lyrics About Travel

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Ree Drummond

  • “I see skies of blue and clouds of white. The bright blessed day. The dark sacred night. And I think to myself, what a wonderful world.” —Louis Armstrong
  • “Never looking down, I’m just in awe of what’s in front of me.” —Empire of The Sun
  • “Get on board a fast train. Travel on a jet plane, far away.” —Kelly Clarkson
  • “See the world in green and blue. See China right in front of you. See the canyons broken by cloud.” —U2
  • “Tell everybody I’m on my way. New friends and new places to see. With blue skies ahead, yes I’m on my way.”Phil Collins
  • “You belong among the wildflowers, you belong in a boat out at sea. Sail away, kill off the hours. You belong somewhere you feel free.” Tom Petty
  • “Oh, what a world, don’t wanna leave. All kinds of magic all around us, it’s hard to believe.” Kacey Musgraves
  • “Gonna travel, gonna travel wild and free. I’m gonna pack my bags because this great big world is calling me” Elvis Presley
  • “I’m leaving on a jet plane. Don’t know when I’ll be back again.” John Denver
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Macie Reynolds is the assistant editor of E-Commerce and SEO for The Pioneer Woman.


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